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‘I’ve got to do this one’: Steve Lukather took rare break from Toto to join the Beatles’ Ringo Starr

‘I’ve got to do this one’: Steve Lukather took rare break from Toto to join the Beatles’ Ringo Starr

For Steve Lukather, a confirmed Beatlemaniac, the invitation to join Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band was a no-brainer. But first, he had to break the news to everyone in Toto, the band he co-founded in the late 1970s.

Santana/Journey co-founder Gregg Rolie puts down a few tracks before rejoining Ringo Starr on tour

Santana/Journey co-founder Gregg Rolie puts down a few tracks before rejoining Ringo Starr on tour

Gregg Rolie began work on a handful of new songs before getting set to rejoin Ringo Starr’s latest All-Starr Band for a trip to the Pacific Rim next month — including two tracks that feature fellow All-Starr Band member Steve Lukather.

Deep Cuts: Ringo Starr’s ‘She’s About a Mover,’ ‘Harry’s Song,’ ‘King of Broken Hearts,’ others

Deep Cuts: Ringo Starr’s ‘She’s About a Mover,’ ‘Harry’s Song,’ ‘King of Broken Hearts,’ others

Affably difficult to dislike, yet seldom transcendent as a solo artist, Ringo Starr would become the only ex-Beatle who failed to earn an individual chart-topper in his native Britain. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t hidden moments to enjoy.

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2012

2012 marked a number of musical events, including the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ debut single “Love Me Do.” The limited-edition anniversary “Love Me Do” single represents just one of many Fab Four-related products released this past year.

Harry Nilsson – The Point: Definitive Collector’s Edition (1971; 2012 reissue)

Harry Nilsson – The Point: Definitive Collector’s Edition (1971; 2012 reissue)

Is the Harry Nilsson soundtrack to this children’s film, absent the script and Ringo Starr’s memorable narration, strong enough to stand on its own? Probably not. But as a gift of seldom-heard songs from a lost musical genius, it certainly delights.

'Produced by George Martin': Inside his legendary collaborations with the Beatles, and beyond

It’s nearly two and half minutes into this film — during a friendly game of pool with son Giles — before you notice the hearing aid in George Martin’s ear. It’s a devastating reality for music lovers of every kind.

One Track Mind: Mark Rivera, "Turn Me Loose" (2012)

That broiling sax on the rollicking roadhouse blues “Turn Me Loose” sounds instantly familiar — and it should. After all, Mark Rivera has performed for decades with Billy Joel and Ringo Starr. That’s him on Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer,” too.

'An incredible honor for me': Steve Lukather set to tour with Beatles hero Ringo Starr

Steve Lukather, tirelessly active even after 35 years in the business, is rehearsing for upcoming 2012 tours with Ringo Starr and Toto, even as he works on a new studio recording.

Ringo Starr is working with Dave Stewart again — but this time on a movie

Ringo Starr and Dave Stewart, collaborators on the former Beatles drummer’s last few studio releases, have a new project on tap: An original motion picture, called “Hole in the Fence.”

Joe Walsh talks about the digital-age theme of Analog Man, and working with Jeff Lynne

Joe Walsh goes in depth on his long-awaited new 2012 solo recording Analog Man, exploring its digital-age theme and what it was like to work with producer Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra fame.